EP2606443A1 - Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item

Info

Publication number
EP2606443A1
EP2606443A1 EP20110754523 EP11754523A EP2606443A1 EP 2606443 A1 EP2606443 A1 EP 2606443A1 EP 20110754523 EP20110754523 EP 20110754523 EP 11754523 A EP11754523 A EP 11754523A EP 2606443 A1 EP2606443 A1 EP 2606443A1
Authority
EP
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
user
item
attributes
rating
selected
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Pending
Application number
EP20110754523
Other languages
German (de)
French (fr)
Inventor
Adolf Proidl
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Sisvel SpA
Original Assignee
Koninklijke Philips NV
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

Links

Classifications

    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network, synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
    • H04N21/442Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed, the storage space available from the internal hard disk
    • H04N21/44213Monitoring of end-user related data
    • H04N21/44222Monitoring of user selections, e.g. selection of programs, purchase activity
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/3061Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor of unstructured textual data
    • G06F17/30699Filtering based on additional data, e.g. user or group profiles
    • G06F17/30702Profile generation, learning or modification
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30781Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor of video data
    • G06F17/30817Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor of video data using information manually generated or using information not derived from the video content, e.g. time and location information, usage information, user ratings
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30781Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor of video data
    • G06F17/30823Query formulation and processing specifically adapted for the retrieval of video data
    • G06F17/30828Filtering and personalisation; User profiles
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30781Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor of video data
    • G06F17/30846Browsing of video data
    • G06F17/30849Browsing a collection of video files or sequences
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
    • H04N21/458Scheduling content for creating a personalised stream, e.g. by combining a locally stored advertisement with an incoming stream; Updating operations, e.g. for OS modules ; time-related management operations
    • H04N21/4586Content update operation triggered locally, e.g. by comparing the version of software modules in a DVB carousel to the version stored locally
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
    • H04N21/466Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/475End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data
    • H04N21/4755End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data for defining user preferences, e.g. favourite actors or genre
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/475End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data
    • H04N21/4756End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data for rating content, e.g. scoring a recommended movie
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/482End-user interface for program selection
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
    • H04N21/47End-user applications
    • H04N21/482End-user interface for program selection
    • H04N21/4828End-user interface for program selection for searching program descriptors
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N21/00Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
    • H04N21/80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
    • H04N21/83Generation or processing of protective or descriptive data associated with content; Content structuring
    • H04N21/84Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors

Abstract

Items having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of said associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user can be selected (201) and displayed (205) with its associated attributes and corresponding ratings. The ratings can be adjusted (207) and at least one item similar to one of the selected at least one first item is selected (209) based on the rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.

Description

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AT LEAST ONE MEDIA ITEM

FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for selecting at least one item. In particular, but not exclusively, it relates to automatically selecting content items or content assets.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The number of available content assets, such as digital, audiovisual assets that can be consumed at any point in time is exploding. As a result, instant, interest driven access to that expanding content universe is becoming more and more important. Digitalization of audiovisual materials together with the broad availability of high speed data transfer has resulted in an ever increasing amount of content that any consumer has available for consumption at any point in time. Examples of large repositories of audiovisual assets on the internet are YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. They are competing with digital, live TV channels and VoD libraries, offered by TV service providers, e.g. Comcast.

As the consumer's time to select and enjoy the available content assets doesn't increase the importance of conveniently controllable guidance towards the most interesting and appropriate audiovisual content gains in importance.

Typically internet sites, service providers, and device manufacturers offer solutions that allow users to search and navigate their content offerings. The first of these is a simple input means for search using text entry, for example, the search bar from Google or YouTube. Such searching is essentially easy to use (at least on a PC), but returns a lot of results that are irrelevant. Attempting to improve the detail of the search request instantly requires the user to go back one step in the search process which is cumbersome and may take many attempts to obtain good results, which is time consuming. Some sites (e.g.

specifications like "site: www.philips.com" or "Include entire text"), require expert skills, which makes the solution unsuitable to the general public.

Another known technique is implicit input means, e.g. tracking what the user is browsing via cookies, making use of his purchase history etc. This takes significant time, before providing useful recommendations. Furthermore, this technique does not allow the user to specifically express his interests. A further known technique is the use of comparative input means, for example, rating a movie as "liked" or "disliked". This is equally effective as a simple input means, allowing the user to refine the result on the go without going back. However, as above it returns, at least initially, many irrelevant results and can be time consuming to refine it to obtain useful results.

Another known technique uses complex input means, for example, allowing the user to explicitly state his preferences like "I love Alfred Hitchcock" but "slightly dislike Horror Movies". This allows more control of search results and navigation, but is too overwhelming to be useful for the general public, especially as the user first needs to understand which criteria can be used to constrain the result set, and how they need to be applied. Also these techniques are not suited to refine on the go.

An example of such a complex input means is disclosed by US 7617511 in which, whilst browsing an electronic programming guide (EPG), the user can enter new preference ratings or modify previously saved ratings for program attributes. This results in recommendations being made based on the user's preferences. However, as mentioned above, the user first needs to understand how the criteria are used and how to apply it.

Furthermore, any further browsing of the EPG is limited to these preferences.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The present invention seeks to provide improved browsing of items allowing easy refinement of selections.

This is achieved according to a first aspect of the present invention by a method for selecting at least one item, the method comprising the steps of: selecting at least one first item, each of the selected at least one first item having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of the associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user; displaying each of the selected at least one first item and its associated attributes and corresponding ratings; allowing adjustment of the ratings of any one of the displayed associated attributes; selecting at least one item similar to one of the selected at least one first item based on the rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.

This is also achieved according to a second aspect of the present invention by apparatus for selecting at least one item, the apparatus comprising: a processor for selecting at least one first item, each of the selected at least one first item having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of the associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user; a controller for controlling a display for displaying each of the selected at least one first item and its associated attributes and corresponding ratings; an interface for communicating with a user interface device for allowing adjustment of the ratings of any one of the displayed associated attributes; the processor selecting at least one item similar to one of the selected at least one first item based on the rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.

As a result a first selection is made. This may comprise a search of items, like content assets for example, to retrieve the selection based on criteria, for example, a plurality of search terms. This first selection is displayed and browsed by the user if desired. For each displayed item, attributes are identified. This may be, for example, the criteria which were used to select the items, i.e. the search terms. The user can then provide a rating for any of these attributes indicating the importance of the attribute to the user in the selection. The user thus has a clear indication of how the selection of similar items is made, i.e. how the attributes will be used to refine the search. Furthermore, selection is not limited to the user's preferences.

Optionally a selection of the most relevant attributes is made per item so as to reduce the burden on the user in rating attributes. The most relevant may be determined from the user's profile or currently indicated preferences. Any adjustment the user performs on a rating may also be used to update the user's profile to improve the selection of items and/or of attributes to be rated.

The interface for input of ratings may be placed in the user interface directly, for example, included in a display of the interface device and/or the display of the selected items, making the user aware of the configurable options and allowing the user to instantly provide input in the context of the result page.

This may allow the user to refine his profile, search query, or preferences. As a result, there is no need to leave the navigation of items, such as content assets, to adjust/refine a profile, search query, or preference input screen and the adjustment takes place directly in the appropriate context, allowing the user the conveniently take confident decisions, while developing trust in the solution as a whole. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

For a more complete understanding of the present invention, reference is made to the following description in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is simple schematic of the apparatus according to an

embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 2 is a flowchart of the method of selecting an item according to an embodiment of the present invention;

Figure 3 is an illustration of an example of a screen shot according to an embodiment of the present invention; and

Figure 4 is an illustration of an example of a screen shot according to an alternative embodiment of the present invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF AN EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

With reference to figure 1, the apparatus 100 comprises a processor (100 5) connected to a controller (100 1) for controlling the output for a display means 105, interface means (100 2) for communicating with storage devices 103, 107 and an interface device 101. The apparatus 100 may comprise a PC having a monitor 105 and a keyboard 101, a local memory device 107 and connection via a network such as the internet to a remote storage device 103. Alternatively, the apparatus 100 may comprise a set top box having a local memory device 107 communicating with a television 105, a remote control device 101 and a remote storage device 103 via the internet, for example. Although the storage devices 107, 103 are illustrated here as separate devices, it can be understood that they may comprise a single storage device integrated within the apparatus 100 or remote thereof.

Operation of the apparatus 100 will now be described with reference to

Figures 1 to 4.

A first selection of items is made, step 201. This may involve use of a search engine such as Google to input search terms or browsing recommendations of content assets on a television screen. These items are retrieved from a storage means 103 and displayed on the display means 105. Examples of screen shots of such a display are shown in Figures 3 and 4.

In Figure 3, a window 301 is provided in which the search terms are entered and displayed. Below this window 301 a list of selected items 303 retrieved from the storage means 103 is displayed. For each item 303, attributes of the item are selected, step 203 and highlighted on the display, step 205. The attributes may be selected by selecting those which are considered most relevant to the user. This may be based on the content of the user's profile and/or their preference stored in the storage means 107. Alongside each attribute a slider 305 is displayed. The slider 305 (or alternatively other rating devices such as a star rating) may be used. Via the interface device 101 the user then rates any one of the attributes, step 207, indicating which is of importance to the user. These rating are then used to select similar items, or refine the initial selection taking into account the ratings and therefore, taking into consideration those attributes that are of more importance to the user, step 209. The ratings may be used to update the user's profile, step 211. If a rating is not known for a particular attribute then a default value may be used.

In an alternative embodiment, in figure 4, content assets may be retrieved from the storage means 103 and displayed on the display means 105 as shown for example in figure 4, Each content item may be displayed to show a representative image 401 of the asset. Details of the asset, such as title 403, price 405 etc. A synopsis 409 of the asset and selected attributes 411 may be displayed. The attributes may include a list of actors, the genre, format etc. The attributes are displayed with a corresponding slider 413 (or the like) indicating the rating, which may correspond to a setting retrieved from a user profile, and which may be adjusted by the user as required.

In a specific example, with reference to Figure 3, the user uses a search engine such as Google to carry out a video search. The user starts from the usual text entry 301 looking for "documentary programs" related to "earth".

A list 303 of a first selection is shown below. For each item, an attribute, for example, "HD material only", or a particular source, e.g. "YouTube" is highlighted. These are highlighted and a rating can be provided so that the user can indicate the importance of any one attribute to provide preference input related to search results in order to improve the relevancy performance of the listed items. For example, the attributes may include any one of the search terms and the user can indicate how important they are for the selection of items. The attributes, in this specific example, may include the preference on the media source of the selected item (video). Other attributes may be implied from ontologies, e.g. that if a search is performed for the term "documentaries" then for the attribute media source "BBC" is a relevant value that should be displayed for rating.. The ratings can then be used to de- prioritize search terms in order to refine the search or select items that have similar attributes that are important to the user.

The user can now directly give feedback, specifying that "documentaries" and the "BBC" are important for him, but "YouTube" as a source isn't. In an embodiment, as soon as one of the sliders 305 is adjusted a control button appears, e.g. marked with the text "Search Again" next to the display of the corresponding item. In this way it is very easy to quickly refine the search taking full advantage of the knowledge available in the

search/recommendation engine, but without overloading the user with options.

As shown in Figure 4 and described above, a typical program detail view, presented when a user browses the VoD library of multi-service operator is shown as another specific example. In the left lower part 407 of the screen, a list of selected similar movies are shown to increase the probability of a sale.

In an embodiment, all relevant attributes 411 are directly shown on the details screen allowing the user to give feedback. Such feedback will instantly change the list of recommendations on the left lower part 407 of the screen, and also the corresponding ratings 413.

Although embodiments of the present invention have been illustrated in the accompanying drawings and described in the foregoing detailed description, it will be understood that the invention is not limited to the embodiments disclosed, but is capable of numerous modifications without departing from the scope of the invention as set out in the following claims.

As will be apparent to a person skilled in the art, the elements listed in the apparatus claims are meant to include any hardware (such as separate or integrated circuits or electronic elements) or software (such as programs or parts of programs) which reproduce in operation or are designed to reproduce a specified function, be it solely or in conjunction with other functions, be it in isolation or in co-operation with other elements. The invention can be implemented by means of hardware comprising several distinct elements, and by means of a suitably programmed computer. In the apparatus claim enumerating several means, several of these means can be embodied by one and the same item of hardware. 'Computer program product' is to be understood to mean any software product stored on a computer-readable medium, such as a floppy disk, downloadable via a network, such as the Internet, or marketable in any other manner. In the claims, any reference signs placed between parentheses shall not be construed as limiting the claim. The word "comprising" does not exclude the presence of elements or steps other than those listed in a claim. The word "a" or "an" preceding an element does not exclude the presence of a plurality of such elements. The mere fact that certain measures are recited in mutually different dependent claims does not indicate that a combination of these measures cannot be used to advantage.

Claims

CLAIMS:
1. A method for selecting at least one item, the method comprising the steps of:
selecting (201) at least one first item, each of said selected at least one first item having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of said associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user;
displaying (205) each of said selected at least one first item and its associated attributes and corresponding ratings;
allowing (207) adjustment of the ratings of any one of the displayed associated attributes;
selecting (209) at least one item similar to one of said selected at least one first item based on said rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.
2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the method further comprising the step of:
determining the rating of each attribute associated with each selected at least one first item based on a user profile and/or based on adjustment of rating during display of said selected at least one first item.
3. A method according to claim 2, further comprising the step of:
updating the user profile based on adjustment of rating during display of said selected at least one first item; and
wherein the step of determining the rating of each attribute associated with each selected at least one first item comprises the step of:
determining the rating of each attribute associated with each selected at least one first item based on said updated user profile.
4. A method according to claim 1, wherein the step of displaying said selected at least one content item and its associated attributes and corresponding ratings comprises the steps of:
selecting (203) at least one of the associated attributes and corresponding rating; and
displaying (205) said selected at least one attribute and corresponding rating.
5. A method according to claim 4, wherein the step of selecting (203) at least one of the associated attributes and corresponding rating comprises the step of:
selecting the most relevant attribute.
6. A method according to claim 5, wherein the step of selecting the most relevant attribute comprises the step of:
selecting the most relevant attribute based on user preferences and/or a user profile.
7. A method according to claim 1, wherein the step of selecting (209) at least one item similar to said selected at least one first item based on said rating of at least of one of displayed attributes comprises the step of:
selecting at least one item having at least one attribute corresponding to an attribute of at least one of the selected at least one first item having a score of a rating above a predetermined threshold.
8. A computer program product comprising a plurality of program code portions for carrying out the method according to any one of the preceding claims.
9. Apparatus (100) for selecting at least one item, the apparatus (100)
comprising:
a processor (100 5) for selecting at least one first item, each of said selected at least one first item having a plurality of attributes associated therewith, each of said associated attributes having a rating, the rating indicating the importance of the attribute to the user;
a controller (100 1) for controlling a display (105) for displaying each of said selected at least one first item and its associated attributes and corresponding ratings; an interface (100 2) for communicating with a user interface device (101) for allowing adjustment of the ratings of any one of the displayed associated attributes;
said processor (100 5) selecting at least one item similar to one of said selected at least one first item based on said rating of at least one of the displayed attributes.
10. Apparatus according to claim 9 comprising an interface (100 2) for communicating with a storage device (107) for storing a user profile, the user profile determining the rating of each attribute associated with each selected at least one first item.
EP20110754523 2010-08-16 2011-08-11 Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item Pending EP2606443A1 (en)

Priority Applications (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
EP10172856 2010-08-16
PCT/IB2011/053582 WO2012023091A1 (en) 2010-08-16 2011-08-11 Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item
EP20110754523 EP2606443A1 (en) 2010-08-16 2011-08-11 Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
EP20110754523 EP2606443A1 (en) 2010-08-16 2011-08-11 Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
EP2606443A1 true true EP2606443A1 (en) 2013-06-26

Family

ID=44583237

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
EP20110754523 Pending EP2606443A1 (en) 2010-08-16 2011-08-11 Method and apparatus for selecting at least one media item

Country Status (6)

Country Link
US (1) US20130152114A1 (en)
EP (1) EP2606443A1 (en)
JP (1) JP6230060B2 (en)
CN (1) CN103038768B (en)
RU (1) RU2595630C2 (en)
WO (1) WO2012023091A1 (en)

Families Citing this family (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
EP3293966A4 (en) * 2015-06-04 2018-05-02 Huawei Tech Co Ltd Scheduling method, device, and digital video apparatus for television program

Family Cites Families (56)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5410344A (en) * 1993-09-22 1995-04-25 Arrowsmith Technologies, Inc. Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers' preferences
US6029195A (en) * 1994-11-29 2000-02-22 Herz; Frederick S. M. System for customized electronic identification of desirable objects
US5880768A (en) * 1995-04-06 1999-03-09 Prevue Networks, Inc. Interactive program guide systems and processes
US5890152A (en) * 1996-09-09 1999-03-30 Seymour Alvin Rapaport Personal feedback browser for obtaining media files
US7146627B1 (en) 1998-06-12 2006-12-05 Metabyte Networks, Inc. Method and apparatus for delivery of targeted video programming
US6865746B1 (en) * 1998-12-03 2005-03-08 United Video Properties, Inc. Electronic program guide with related-program search feature
US6269395B1 (en) * 1998-12-21 2001-07-31 Nortel Networks Limited Method and system in a computer-based system for providing access to services associated with different access points
JP4340367B2 (en) * 1999-01-27 2009-10-07 株式会社リコー Computer readable recording medium recording a program for causing a computer to function as image classification apparatus and apparatus
US6182287B1 (en) * 1999-02-04 2001-01-30 Thomson Licensing S.A. Preferred service management system for a multimedia video decoder
US7072888B1 (en) * 1999-06-16 2006-07-04 Triogo, Inc. Process for improving search engine efficiency using feedback
EP1197075A1 (en) * 1999-06-28 2002-04-17 United Video Properties, Inc. Interactive television program guide system and method with niche hubs
JP2002013938A (en) * 2000-06-28 2002-01-18 Mazda Motor Corp Information provision system, server device and on- vehicle device used in the same information provision system, and storage medium storing program readable by the same on-vehicle device or by computer
US20020065677A1 (en) * 2000-11-27 2002-05-30 First To File, Inc. Computer implemented method of managing information disclosure statements
US20020198866A1 (en) * 2001-03-13 2002-12-26 Reiner Kraft Credibility rating platform
JP4179773B2 (en) * 2001-11-20 2008-11-12 日本ビクター株式会社 Information retrieval apparatus, information retrieval program, and an information retrieval method
US20030126227A1 (en) * 2001-12-31 2003-07-03 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V Method of populating an explicit profile
US7293275B1 (en) * 2002-02-08 2007-11-06 Microsoft Corporation Enhanced video content information associated with video programs
JP2003333319A (en) * 2002-05-16 2003-11-21 Fuji Photo Film Co Ltd Attached image extracting apparatus and method for image composition
US7617511B2 (en) 2002-05-31 2009-11-10 Microsoft Corporation Entering programming preferences while browsing an electronic programming guide
US20030225777A1 (en) * 2002-05-31 2003-12-04 Marsh David J. Scoring and recommending media content based on user preferences
GB0304763D0 (en) * 2003-03-01 2003-04-02 Koninkl Philips Electronics Nv Real-time synchronization of content viewers
CN1799262A (en) * 2003-06-02 2006-07-05 皇家飞利浦电子股份有限公司 Program recommendation via dynamic category creation
US7516086B2 (en) * 2003-09-24 2009-04-07 Idearc Media Corp. Business rating placement heuristic
US7669177B2 (en) * 2003-10-24 2010-02-23 Microsoft Corporation System and method for preference application installation and execution
US9235849B2 (en) * 2003-12-31 2016-01-12 Google Inc. Generating user information for use in targeted advertising
WO2005076147A1 (en) * 2004-02-10 2005-08-18 Ian Andrew Maxwell A content distribution system
US20080256579A1 (en) * 2004-03-29 2008-10-16 Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V. Assisted User Control in Recommenders
US20060020962A1 (en) * 2004-04-30 2006-01-26 Vulcan Inc. Time-based graphical user interface for multimedia content
CA2512945A1 (en) * 2004-07-23 2006-01-23 Genesis Group Inc. System and method for estimating user ratings from user behavior and providing recommendations
US9118774B2 (en) * 2005-07-21 2015-08-25 Google Inc. Dispatch system to remote devices
US8805339B2 (en) * 2005-09-14 2014-08-12 Millennial Media, Inc. Categorization of a mobile user profile based on browse and viewing behavior
KR100813968B1 (en) * 2005-12-06 2008-03-14 삼성전자주식회사 Digital multimedia reproduction apparatus and method for providing digital multimedia broadcasting thereof
US7756908B2 (en) * 2006-02-08 2010-07-13 Sap Ag Database analysis tool
US20090300476A1 (en) * 2006-02-24 2009-12-03 Vogel Robert B Internet Guide Link Matching System
US20070276811A1 (en) * 2006-05-23 2007-11-29 Joshua Rosen Graphical User Interface for Displaying and Organizing Search Results
KR100755864B1 (en) * 2006-06-22 2007-09-05 엘지전자 주식회사 Television receiver and method for displaying a recording list on television receiver thereof
WO2008016031A1 (en) * 2006-07-31 2008-02-07 Access Co., Ltd. Electronic device, display system, display method, and program
US8201107B2 (en) * 2006-09-15 2012-06-12 Emc Corporation User readability improvement for dynamic updating of search results
US8464295B2 (en) * 2006-10-03 2013-06-11 Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc. Interactive search graphical user interface systems and methods
US9123048B2 (en) * 2006-10-20 2015-09-01 Yahoo! Inc. Systems and methods for receiving and sponsoring media content
US8286206B1 (en) * 2006-12-15 2012-10-09 At&T Intellectual Property I, Lp Automatic rating optimization
EP2132660A4 (en) * 2007-04-03 2011-08-10 Grape Technology Group Inc System and method for customized search engine and search result optimization
US20080320531A1 (en) * 2007-06-25 2008-12-25 Interpols Network Incorporated Systems and methods for third-party aggregated video ratings
US8073741B2 (en) * 2007-06-27 2011-12-06 Jemstep, Inc. Method, device, and system for analyzing and ranking web-accessible data targets
US20090012799A1 (en) * 2007-07-03 2009-01-08 Hornthal Investment Partners, Lp Community-based travel destination determination
US8051023B2 (en) * 2007-08-23 2011-11-01 Rodney Kellogg System, method and computer program product for interfacing a decision engine and marketing engine
US8370372B2 (en) * 2007-11-05 2013-02-05 Jones Scott A Method and system of promoting human-assisted search
US20090157523A1 (en) * 2007-12-13 2009-06-18 Chacha Search, Inc. Method and system for human assisted referral to providers of products and services
JP5284030B2 (en) * 2008-10-02 2013-09-11 キヤノン株式会社 Search condition specifying device, the search condition specifying method, and program
US8719251B1 (en) * 2008-11-14 2014-05-06 Kayak Software Corporation Sharing and collaboration of search results in a travel search engine
US20120060186A1 (en) * 2009-02-27 2012-03-08 JVC Kenwood Corporation Information reception apparatus, information reception method, computer program for information reception, and information distribution apparatus
US8595781B2 (en) * 2009-05-29 2013-11-26 Cognitive Media Networks, Inc. Methods for identifying video segments and displaying contextual targeted content on a connected television
US20110145822A1 (en) * 2009-12-10 2011-06-16 The Go Daddy Group, Inc. Generating and recommending task solutions
US20110252031A1 (en) * 2009-12-31 2011-10-13 Michael Blumenthal Method, Device, and System for Analyzing and Ranking Products
US8316027B2 (en) * 2010-03-12 2012-11-20 Creston Electronics Inc. Searching two or more media sources for media
US8898713B1 (en) * 2010-08-31 2014-11-25 Amazon Technologies, Inc. Content aggregation and presentation

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
RU2595630C2 (en) 2016-08-27 grant
CN103038768B (en) 2018-05-25 grant
CN103038768A (en) 2013-04-10 application
JP2013536509A (en) 2013-09-19 application
WO2012023091A1 (en) 2012-02-23 application
US20130152114A1 (en) 2013-06-13 application
RU2013111820A (en) 2014-09-27 application
JP6230060B2 (en) 2017-11-15 grant

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7293275B1 (en) Enhanced video content information associated with video programs
US20030126601A1 (en) Visualization of entertainment content
US20130067519A1 (en) Interactive media guidance application with intelligent navigation and display features
US20060101504A1 (en) Method and system for performing searches for television content and channels using a non-intrusive television interface and with reduced text input
US20120174039A1 (en) Systems and methods for navigating through content in an interactive media guidance application
US20110296463A1 (en) Ranking search results
US20110078731A1 (en) Systems and methods for multiple media guidance application navigation
US20120079429A1 (en) Systems and methods for touch-based media guidance
US20080263600A1 (en) Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications
US20070208718A1 (en) Method for providing web-based program guide for multimedia content
US8230360B2 (en) User interface for selection from media collection
US20090019488A1 (en) System and method for providing personal content recommendations
US8327403B1 (en) Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server
US20100162172A1 (en) Media aggregation and presentation
US20140082497A1 (en) System and method for browsing and accessing live media content
US20130160065A1 (en) Video distribution system, information providing device, and video information providing method
US20090150379A1 (en) Method for providing multimedia to provide content related to keywords, and multimedia apparatus applying the same
US20120311633A1 (en) Automatic clip generation on set top box
US20110225156A1 (en) Searching two or more media sources for media
US20080092173A1 (en) Systems and methods for modifying an interactive media guidance application interface based on time of day
US7890490B1 (en) Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application
US20110289419A1 (en) Browser integration for a content system
US20110289534A1 (en) User interface for content browsing and selection in a movie portal of a content system
US8832742B2 (en) Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications
US20090112848A1 (en) Method and system for suggesting search queries on electronic devices

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AK Designated contracting states:

Kind code of ref document: A1

Designated state(s): AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

17P Request for examination filed

Effective date: 20130318

RAP1 Transfer of rights of an ep published application

Owner name: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.

DAX Request for extension of the european patent (to any country) deleted
17Q First examination report

Effective date: 20161014

RAP1 Transfer of rights of an ep published application

Owner name: S.I.SV.EL. SOCIETA' ITALIANA PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'